Many of you know this already, but I'm discovering a surprising number of Windows 7 users that don't know about all the little cool stuff that ends up making them smile and say "ah!" when they find it.
For most editor applications (word processors, code editors, graphics editors, sound/audio editors, etc.), if you pin the shortcut to the Taskbar, you can right-click on it to display the most recent ten or so files and open them in the editor directly. That's a little time-saver from the usual opening of the application, clicking File/Open and browsing. It's even quicker than opening the application, clicking File and clicking from the "Most Recent" or "Re-open" list.